Sacramento Kings vs Portland Trail Blazers Basketball Betting Tips 12/4/2019
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Portland -5
Buddy Hield and the Sacramento Kings (8-11, 4th in the Pacific Division) head to Moda Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Portland Trail Blazers (8-12, 5th in the Northwest Division). Portland opens this game as 5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 218.5.
The Kings cover the spread 63.2% of the time, having gone 12-7-0 ATS. Portland is covering 47.4% of the time, going 9-10-1 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/2/2019 De'Aaron Fox PG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
12/2/2019 III Marvin Bagley III PF Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 6
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/2/2019 Jr SG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Zach Collins PF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Mar 15
7/6/2019 Jusuf Nurkic C Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
Harrison Barnes averages 16.7 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
CJ McCollum averages 22.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Damian Lillard averages 27.3 points per game while playing 37.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Sacramento averages 104.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 30th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 16.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 114.7 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 48.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game. Portland is 9th in the league with 113.6 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.7 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 20.0. The Blazers are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Kings are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Sacramento is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league.
Portland is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 24th in the league. The Blazers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland +5
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